Moose kill by bears close Potter Creek Trail

Moose kill by bears close Potter Creek Trail

Mikki Easley and friends decided to spend part of their day at Potter Creek Trail -- until a change of plans.

Dave Leval
Structure fire closes portion of Old Glenn Highway

Structure fire closes portion of Old Glenn Highway

Fire crews in the Mat-Su Valley are responding to a structure fire in Chugiak Sunday evening. 

Mary Simton
Denali Highway reopens for the season

Denali Highway reopens for the season

Denali Highway opens for the season.

Mary Simton
5 arrested in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

5 arrested in shots-fired standoff in Russian Jack

Extended standoff Saturday ends in five arrests.

Chris Klint
Park of the Week #3: David Green

Park of the Week #3: David Green

Located in Midtown on Tudor between Lake Otis Parkway and Old Seward, David Green Park is great for any parent on the way to and from an appointment in the U-Med District, or any parent itching for a new and interesting park to try out with their kiddos.

Emily Carlson
Climate commission aims to reduce Alaska emissions

Climate commission aims to reduce Alaska emissions

A group Gov. Bill Walker appointed to address climate change has made some bold recommendations for the state.

Liz Raines
Former Alaskan mourns daughter killed in Texas mass shooting

Former Alaskan mourns daughter killed in Texas mass shooting

Rhonda Hart's 14-year-old daughter was one of 10 people killed in Friday's attack at Santa Fe High School.

Dave Leval
Walker, Alaska organizations head to China on trade mission

Walker, Alaska organizations head to China on trade mission

Gov. Bill Walker and businesses from around Alaska are headed to China as part of a week-long trade show called Opportunity Alaska.

Liz Raines
Pedestrian badly hurt in 2-vehicle Midtown crash

Pedestrian badly hurt in 2-vehicle Midtown crash

A two-vehicle collision at a busy Midtown intersection Saturday afternoon severely injured a pedestrian and closed the intersection for hours, police said.

Chris Klint
Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

Troopers: Mountain Village VPO tampered with murder evidence

A law enforcement official in the community of Mountain Village is charged with felony counts of evidence tampering, after what Alaska State Troopers have described as an “execution style” murder during a teen’s burglary gone bad.

Chris Klint
Anchorage teachers debate being armed in class

Anchorage teachers debate being armed in class

With another school shooting comes a lot more discussion about how to keep students safe. A suspect, a student, is accused of shooting and killing nine students and one substitute teacher at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas south of Houston on Friday. Pre

Joe Vigil
Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

Inside the Gates: The Battle of Attu, 75 years later

"I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. That's what this has done to me." U.S. Army Soldier recounts his time on the Alaskan Island Attu during World War II's "Battle of Attu."

Scott Gross
Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

Wasilla man indicted on fraudulent furniture charges

An Alaska grand jury has indicted a 32-year-old Wasilla man suspected of fraudulently selling furniture.

Associated Press
Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Get Out and go hike Potter Creek Trail

Potter Creek Trail is a good trail for beginners or families if you're looking for a good short hike this weekend.

Cassie Schirm
Greenhouse still in business after 55 years

Greenhouse still in business after 55 years

Sutton's Brown Thumb Greenhouse on Tudor Road has been up for sale for three years without any luck.
The sisters who own it want customers to know they are open for business this season.

Lauren Maxwell
Preparing for the royal wedding from 4,465 miles away

Preparing for the royal wedding from 4,465 miles away

Most of us probably weren't invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's glamorous royal wedding in London, but that hasn't stopped at least one woman in Anchorage from celebrating.

Shannon Ballard
Bikers trek through the rain for Hike to Work Day

Bikers trek through the rain for Hike to Work Day

Hundreds of bikers made it through the rain Friday morning for the annual Bike to Work Day.

Cassie Schirm
Federal funds flow to Alaska for fight against illegal drugs

Federal funds flow to Alaska for fight against illegal drugs

Alaska stands to gain a seven-figure shot in the arm of federal funds to help fight drug crimes, state and federal officials announced Friday.

Lauren Maxwell
Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Almandinger's father testifies at murder trial

Part of Rodney Almandinger’s testimony centered around a series of 40 unanswered messages to his son Erick the night David Grunwald went missing.

Heather Hintze
Japanese families request remains from Battle of Attu

Japanese families request remains from Battle of Attu

The grandson of a Japanese colonel lost in the Battle of Attu called for the remains of Japanese soldiers who died there to be returned to their homeland.

KTVA Staff
10 killed in shooting at Texas high school

10 killed in shooting at Texas high school

Multiple people have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, two law enforcement sources told CNN.

CBS News
BP, ConocoPhillips discuss oil asset swap

BP, ConocoPhillips discuss oil asset swap

Bloomberg reports asset oil swap discussion between BP and ConocoPhillips.

Joe Vigil
SeaLife Center celebrates 20 years in face of a new danger

SeaLife Center celebrates 20 years in face of a new danger

When it opened 20 years ago, the wounds from a recent disaster were still fresh. It was a few years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and it was obvious that wildlife wasn’t bouncing back. Two decades later, there’s a new disaster on the horizon.

Emily Carlson
Reality Check: It’s possible! Lawmakers finish under deadline

Reality Check: It’s possible! Lawmakers finish under deadline

In this week’s Reality Check, John Tracy looks at the reasons lawmakers finished their work on time and managed to avoid highly partisan battles.

John Tracy
Japanese documentary on the Battle of Attu premieres at UAA

Japanese documentary on the Battle of Attu premieres at UAA

The auditorium at UAA was packed Thursday afternoon for the premiere of a Japanese World War II documentary, which looks at two key battles fought in the Aleutians at Kiska and Attu.

KTVA Staff
Man wants homeless camp clean-up put on fast track

Man wants homeless camp clean-up put on fast track

Russ Webb has been monitoring homeless camps along Chester Creek and says some of them appear to be practically permanent. He wants someone to take them down.

Lauren Maxwell
DOC taking steps after mumps 'outbreak'

DOC taking steps after mumps 'outbreak'

Since the beginning of the year, the Alaska Department of Corrections reports that 12 inmates have contracted Mumps. 

Liz Thomas
Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

Warmer this weekend, but clouds stick around

The weather pattern is changing a little. The chance of showers is still with us Thursday night, and there will still be a lot of clouds, but it's going to get warmer by a few degrees.

Carlos Faura
Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Alaska Airlines offers waiver for flights to Hawaii

Hawaii's volcanic activity may cause flights to be canceled or delayed, which is why Alaska Airlines is offering a waiver to affected ticketholders.

Liz Thomas
Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Charges: Army veteran shot 2 in downtown encounter

Police say an Army veteran, accused of shooting and wounding two people in Anchorage Wednesday, claimed that he opened fire when one of them approached him with a hammer in an ongoing dispute.

Chris Klint
Alaska Airlines sees first-ever black female flight crew

Alaska Airlines sees first-ever black female flight crew

Alaska Airlines marked a milestone on Mother’s Day, as one of its West Coast flights became the first to be flown by two black women.

Chris Klint
Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Wear your life jacket to work day is this week

Friday morning thousands of people here in Alaska and across the U.S will be wearing life jackets to work to promote boat safety. 

Cassie Schirm
James, Emma Alaska's most popular baby names for 2017

James, Emma Alaska's most popular baby names for 2017

More James and Emmas were born in Alaska during 2017, according to the Social Security Administration.

Mary Simton
Troopers ID pilot in fatal crash near Whittier

Troopers ID pilot in fatal crash near Whittier

The pilot who died in a plane crash near Whittier Saturday has been identified, authorities say. 

Chris Klint
JBER holds security exercise ahead of Arctic Thunder

JBER holds security exercise ahead of Arctic Thunder

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is hosting an exercise Thursday morning in preparation for a major air show this summer, asking people to avoid a small area of the base for much of the day. A post on JBER’s Facebook page described the incident as a

Chris Klint
Naked man surrenders after running onto Mat-Su mudflats

Naked man surrenders after running onto Mat-Su mudflats

A wanted man who ran nude Wednesday afternoon onto mudflats off Knik-Goose Bay Road, prompting a Mat-Su Borough response for a possible water rescue, has surrendered himself to Alaska State Troopers.

Chris Klint
Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Two injured in Downtown shooting; suspect in custody

Anchorage Police say they have a suspect in custody following a shooting that left two people injured Downtown Wednesday night. 

Liz Thomas
Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

Alaska dive fishermen plead for relief from sea otters

Sea otters have come back from the brink of extinction along Alaska's Panhandle, but fishermen who dive for crab and other shellfish are seeking relief from their voracious appetites.

Associated Press
Three Alaska women team up to create all new type of shoe

Three Alaska women team up to create all new type of shoe

These days we need shoes to protect our feet from cold, injury, disease and simply pounding the pavement. But, finding a pair that fits just right has been a total nightmare for one Anchorage woman.

Shannon Ballard
Alaska marijuana business license applications piling up

Alaska marijuana business license applications piling up

The number of applications for marijuana business licenses is outgrowing the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office's approval system.

Associated Press
How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

How newly passed HB312 affects bail decisions

According to its Department of Law, Alaska is the only state to adopt a pretrial mandatory release mechanism in statute, but the new and controversial concept could soon become a thing of the past. 

Daniella Rivera
Gara bill leads to foster care caseload change

Gara bill leads to foster care caseload change

Alaska’s foster care system is getting a reprieve, thanks to a bill to relieve pressure on caseworkers.

Steve Quinn
Anchorage condo project a first in Alaska

Anchorage condo project a first in Alaska

Dozens of new townhomes are going into Downtown Anchorage. It's part of a project that's being praised by both the mayor and the governor.

Liz Raines
Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Evidence from trailer plays key role in murder trial

Investigators say Erick Almandinger and three other suspects pistol-whipped David Grunwald in Almandinger’s trailer before murdering the teen in the woods in 2016.

Heather Hintze
Injured AFD firefighter Ben Schultz returning to Anchorage

Injured AFD firefighter Ben Schultz returning to Anchorage

Anchorage firefighter Ben Schultz, who was gravely injured during a training accident last year, is coming home.

Joe Vigil
Troopers: Californian claimed to be Alaskan in bear, moose kills

Troopers: Californian claimed to be Alaskan in bear, moose kills

A 28-year-old man from California stands accused of various wildlife offenses, after Alaska State Troopers say he falsely reported his residency during the past two years in three animal kills.

Chris Klint
Alaska Railroad reopens section flooded by Susitna River

Alaska Railroad reopens section flooded by Susitna River

Alaska Railroad tracks north of Talkeetna, which had been closed Saturday by flooding from ice jams on the Susitna River, have reopened after extensive work over the past several days.

Chris Klint
Murkowski bucks GOP as Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

Murkowski bucks GOP as Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

The Senate voted Wednesday to pass Democratic legislation to repeal the FCC's dismantling of net neutrality regulations and reinstate net neutrality, 52 yeas to 47 nays.

CBS News
Alaska lawmakers preserve existing distillery, brewery rules

Alaska lawmakers preserve existing distillery, brewery rules

The Alaska Legislature offered an amendment that preserves the ability of the state's craft distilleries to serve mixed drinks.

Associated Press
APD: Dimond High student threatened to 'shoot up school'

APD: Dimond High student threatened to 'shoot up school'

A Dimond High school student was arrested Wednesday after making a threat to "shoot up" the school, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
Man accused of breaking into Anchorage home – twice

Man accused of breaking into Anchorage home – twice

Anchorage police say a man arrested Tuesday night at a Medfra Street residence had apparently been squatting there when he previously broke into the home two days earlier.

Chris Klint
Nikolaevsk man blocked wildfire crew's response, troopers say

Nikolaevsk man blocked wildfire crew's response, troopers say

Derek Jokay-Szilagyi, 45, was arrested at about 5:30 p.m. Monday according to a trooper dispatch.

Chris Klint
Man medevaced after ‘gun blew up’ in hand near Seward

Man medevaced after ‘gun blew up’ in hand near Seward

A man who suffered severe hand injuries in a firearm malfunction east of Seward last weekend was flown to Anchorage for treatment, Alaska State Troopers say.

Chris Klint
German museum returning looted items to indigenous Alaskans

German museum returning looted items to indigenous Alaskans

A Berlin museum is returning wooden masks, a child's cradle and other items plundered from the graves of indigenous Alaskans by an explorer sent by its predecessor in the 19th century.

Associated Press
David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

David Grunwald’s parents testify in suspect’s murder trial

Both Ben and Edie Grunwald say it’s difficult to put into words what it’s like to be in the courtroom with their son’s accused murderer Erick Almandinger every day.

Heather Hintze
Proposed ordinance would loosen rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

Proposed ordinance would loosen rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

It's a proposal that some say would change the character of Anchorage neighborhoods, but whether that's for better or worse might depend on who you ask.

Lauren Maxwell
Wasilla man sentenced to serve 95 years for kidnapping, attempted murder

Wasilla man sentenced to serve 95 years for kidnapping, attempted murder

The Wasilla man sentenced to 95 years for assaulting and kidnapping the same woman, on two separate occasions.

Mary Simton
Permanent Fund plan provides no dividend guarantees

Permanent Fund plan provides no dividend guarantees

Lawmakers have approved a $1,600 dividend this fall, but there's no guarantee you will get a PFD that size next year.

Liz Raines
Juneau attorney calls Walker oil tax bond plan unconstitutional

Juneau attorney calls Walker oil tax bond plan unconstitutional

A Juneau attorney is calling Gov. Bill Walker’s oil tax bond bill unconstitutional in a superior court lawsuit filed late Monday.

Steve Quinn
Cordova hospital may close over FCC subsidy cuts

Cordova hospital may close over FCC subsidy cuts

Federal funding cuts to a program which subsidizes rural hospitals’ telecommunications costs could shutter a Cordova hospital, which received a bill last week for nearly $1 million in back costs.

Chris Klint
Eggs that 'smelled like death' shock Anchorage resident

Eggs that 'smelled like death' shock Anchorage resident

What was thought to be a dozen eggs turned out to be something one Fred Meyer shopper said he has never seen before -- eggs he believes are contaminated with salmonella. 

Mary Simton
Alaska House speaker boots Kito as Legislative Council chair

Alaska House speaker boots Kito as Legislative Council chair

An Alaska lawmaker who broke with his caucus over the handling of smoking legislation has been removed as chair of the Legislative Council.

Associated Press
Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska Airlines flight

A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.

Associated Press
Irish band on mission to break Guinness World Record

Irish band on mission to break Guinness World Record

The Black Donnelly's are on a mission to break a world record: The fastest time to play a small venue concert in each of the 50 states.

Mary Simton
Anchorage man guilty of fatal hit-and-run

Anchorage man guilty of fatal hit-and-run

The man accused of a fatal hit and run last summer in east Anchorage will spend three and a half years in prison after he was found guilty for multiple charges. 

Mary Simton
Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Murder trial begins more than a year after Grunwald’s death

Erick Almandinger is one of four people accused of shooting and killing Grunwald in November 2016.

Heather Hintze
Alaska Airlines relocating pilots from New York to California

Alaska Airlines relocating pilots from New York to California

More than 100 Alaska Airlines pilots will be shifting westward from the East Coast later this year, as the airline closes a pilot base in New York City.

Chris Klint
Juneau pedestrian killed by pickup along Glacier Highway

Juneau pedestrian killed by pickup along Glacier Highway

A 23-year-old Juneau woman died when she was struck by a pickup as she walked along the Glacier Highway.

Associated Press
Free spirit bear cub puts on a show

Free spirit bear cub puts on a show

"Still riding the high." Eagle River woman caps off Mother's Day with an up close and personal visit from a black bear cub.

Scott Gross
Unique downtown condo project aims to break the mold

Unique downtown condo project aims to break the mold

Construction is set to begin on a new downtown Anchorage housing project called: "Downtown Edge at The Rail".

Scott Gross
Yet another Alaska Blockbuster to shutter doors

Yet another Alaska Blockbuster to shutter doors

Another Blockbuster Video will soon be closing. 

KTVA Web Staff
Accused airport shooter to plead guilty: report

Accused airport shooter to plead guilty: report

Esteban Santiago, the Alaska man accused of a mass shooting after flying to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is expected to plead guilty.

KTVA Web Staff
Teen connected to Grunwald case pleads guilty in federal court

Teen connected to Grunwald case pleads guilty in federal court

On the same day the first jury trial began for one of the suspects charged in Palmer teenager David Grunwald's death, another case closed for a teen who admits to hiding the murder weapons. 

Daniella Rivera
Grenn’s ethics bill setting new standards for next year

Grenn’s ethics bill setting new standards for next year

When lawmakers return to Juneau next January, they’ll face a new set of accountability standards.

Steve Quinn
Alaska sued over Walker's bonding proposal

Alaska sued over Walker's bonding proposal

The state of Alaska is being sued over Gov. Bill Walker's plan to allow for the issuance of bonds to pay off the state's outstanding oil tax credit obligations.

Associated Press
East High grads ready to celebrate their 50th reunion

East High grads ready to celebrate their 50th reunion

The East High class of 1968 is getting set to celebrate their 50th reunion.

Lauren Maxwell
Ranked: Which states have the biggest drug problems?

Ranked: Which states have the biggest drug problems?

As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the country, new data looks at where drug abuse is most pronounced and which geographic areas in the United States are most at risk.

CBS News
Railroad impacted by river ice expected to open Tuesday

Railroad impacted by river ice expected to open Tuesday

The Alaska Railroad says flooding and overflows of ice have interrupted train service north of Talkeetna.

Associated Press
1 dead in industrial accident at Mat-Su landfill

1 dead in industrial accident at Mat-Su landfill

One person is dead after an accident happened at a landfill in the Valley Monday morning, authorities say. 

Mary Simton
MacKinnon to retire after 19 years on Assembly, Legislature

MacKinnon to retire after 19 years on Assembly, Legislature

Sen. MacKinnon said she's ready to retire after 19 years on Assembly and Legislature.

Steve Quinn
Susitna River floods Alaska Railroad tracks near Talkeetna

Susitna River floods Alaska Railroad tracks near Talkeetna

An Alaska Railroad passenger train headed north was forced to turn around at Talkeetna Saturday morning, after extensive flooding along roughly three miles of nearby track caused by ice jams on the Susitna River.

Chris Klint
Anchorage welcomes first cruise ship of the season

Anchorage welcomes first cruise ship of the season

Tourist season is officially underway in Anchorage as the first cruise ship of the season docks at the port of Alaska.

Mary Simton
Kuskokwim River tribes focus on salmon conservation

Kuskokwim River tribes focus on salmon conservation

The tribal commission formed to co-manage the Lower Kuskokwim's fish has laid out an approach to protect the river's salmon.

Associated Press
Directors say proposals could complicate affordable day care

Directors say proposals could complicate affordable day care

Some day care directors in Juneau say proposed regulations would reduce capacity and worsen the shortage of affordable child care.

Associated Press
Alaska lawmakers ban workplace smoking statewide

Alaska lawmakers ban workplace smoking statewide

In many places in Alaska, bars and restaurants are still filled with cigarette smoke, but soon, that won't be the case. 

Liz Raines
Legislature clocks out with early morning adjournment

Legislature clocks out with early morning adjournment

Legislature clocks out with early morning adjournment.

Steve Quinn
1 tased, 4 arrested in bar break at Brown Bag

1 tased, 4 arrested in bar break at Brown Bag

Tension between members of a Downtown crowd and Anchorage Police officers resulted in one person being tased and four arrests early Sunday morning.

Daniella Rivera
Educators incorporating personalized learning in classrooms

Educators incorporating personalized learning in classrooms

Teachers in an Alaska borough are embracing a different approach that allows students to choose what and how they learn.

Associated Press
Anchorage walk brings suicide Out of the Darkness

Anchorage walk brings suicide Out of the Darkness

Alaska has nation's second highest suicide rate

Dave Leval
Group seeks to ban pets near wildlife refuge

Group seeks to ban pets near wildlife refuge

Dogs aren't allowed in the Chester Creek Estuary Natural Area, but one Anchorage woman says their presence should be illegal.

Lauren Maxwell
Operating budget drives push toward session's end

Operating budget drives push toward session's end

Lawmakers worked through the night toward a possible adjournment Saturday -- a hard push driven, in part, by the passage of the state’s operating budget.

Steve Quinn
2 stabbed in Kotlik after school lockdown

2 stabbed in Kotlik after school lockdown

A Kotlik teen Alaska State Troopers say stabbed and wounded two people Friday is in custody, after a confrontation which left the local school on lockdown.

Chris Klint
Girdwood fire crews rescue woman trapped in rising tides

Girdwood fire crews rescue woman trapped in rising tides

A woman trapped in a rising river Friday afternoon near Portage was the Girdwood Fire Department’s first mud rescue of 2018, according to first responders.

Chris Klint
Delta Junction wildfire on track to be contained Saturday

Delta Junction wildfire on track to be contained Saturday

Alaska firefighters hope to have the upper hand on the state’s first major wildfire of the season by Saturday evening.

Chris Klint
Inside the Gates: 'I Will Wait' takes on military spouses' here and now

Inside the Gates: 'I Will Wait' takes on military spouses' here and now

"This is hard, what we are doing is hard:" Military spouses take the stage to talk about resentment, depression, loneliness and fear resulting from loved ones being deployed.

Scott Gross
Alaska cyclists take on 100-mile Clean Air Challenge

Alaska cyclists take on 100-mile Clean Air Challenge

Nearly five years after an Anchorage man's loss to lung cancer, his legacy lives on through a long-distance Alaska cycling event in which he once participated -- one this reporter is joining this year.

Emily Carlson
Tsunami warning issued by mistake, state says

Tsunami warning issued by mistake, state says

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center issued a test of the tsunami warning system in Alaska just after 7 a.m. Friday that mistakenly came across as a warning.

Lauren Maxwell
Senate gives final approval to oil tax bond bill

Senate gives final approval to oil tax bond bill

The Senate on Friday overwhelmingly backed Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to pay off nearly $1 billion of credits to the oil industry.

Steve Quinn
F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

F-22s intercept Russian bombers off the coast of Alaska

Two Russian TU-95 "Bear" bombers were intercepted by US F-22 stealth fighters in international airspace off the coast of Alaska on Friday, according to North American Aerospace Defense Command.

CNN News
Park of the Week: Emily’s favorite (Westchester Lagoon)

Park of the Week: Emily’s favorite (Westchester Lagoon)

What is my favorite park in Anchorage? Based on three very important criteria, I decided on Margaret Eagan Sullivan Park in Westchester Lagoon.

Emily Carlson

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